Trekkies, Vegans and Everyone in Between: Here Are Themed Cruises You Need to Book Now

Snag the best cruises for '80s lovers, Trekkies and more.
  • Whatever your passion, there’s probably a cruise for that.
  • Music, crafting and gambling cruises are popular options.
  • Book your cruise early for the best deal.

Themed cruises are all the rage and booking at the right time is important if you want to get the best deals. Cruise fares tend to peak around the holidays and again in mid-summer, with lower prices available in spring and fall. If you want a specific sailing, book early so you don’t miss out. Here are some upcoming themed cruises you can book right now.

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The ’80s Cruise

If you miss the days of big hair and the Sony Walkman, you’ll want to jump on the ’80s Cruise, which visits Cozumel, Costa Maya, Belize and Key West. Live performances by Kenny Loggins, Sheila E., Starship and many other original and tribute bands will keep you rocking until your leg warmers fall down. Put your last-minute booking skills to the test: The Celebrity Infinity leaves from Ft. Lauderdale on March 2.

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Vegan Cruise

Holistic Holiday at Sea promises a healthful, energizing and meaningful vacation as you enjoy delicious vegan meals. You can enjoy workshops run by experts in fitness, nutrition, mindfulness and wellness, as well as cooking, yoga and meditation classes. The 11-day cruise sets sail from Miami on March 3 and visits Jamaica, Aruba, Columbia, Panama and Mexico.

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Knitting Cruise

This cruise aboard Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam ship leaves from Vancouver, Canada, and cruises around the Inside Passage of Alaska, where, presumably, those warm, knitted garments will come in handy. In addition to classes by knitting experts, cruisers will shop for yarn and learn about the geography of the Inside Passage, the salmon fishing industry, the history of the Gold Rush and more. The cruise sets sail June 15.

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Poker Cruise

The RunGood Poker Series will cruise the Eastern Caribbean on Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas from Nov. 3 through Nov. 10. This cruise leaves from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and makes stops in several beautiful locations that include Caribbean islands and the Bahamas. The poker room is open whenever the ship is at sea, which is for three full days and every evening after 7:00 p.m.

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Star Trek Cruise

If a ship full of Trekkies is your idea of a good time, book now for the Star Trek Cruise in March 2020. Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas will leave from Miami, en route to Punta Cana, San Juan, St. Thomas and Grand Bahama Island. The “crew” of Star Trek celebrities includes William Shatner (Capt. James T. Kirk), Kate Mulgrew (Capt. Kathryn Janeway), Jonathan Frakes (Capt. William Riker), Brent Spiner (Data) and many more. This cruise celebrates the 25th anniversary of “Star Trek: Voyager,” so book early if you want to make it.

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